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Barrett Garese

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

CEO, The Horizon Factory and Co-Creator, Craft Check. Beer nerd. Car nut. Scientist and writer at heart.

CEO, The Horizon Factory and Co-Creator, Craft Check. Beer nerd. Car nut. Scientist and writer at heart.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In


Spytap Industries


CEO The Horizon Factory January 2014 - present
Co-Creator Craft Check November 2012 - present
Founder Spytap Industries May 2009 - January 2014
Director, Content Partnerships July 2011 - June 2012
Founding Agent, Online Department United Talent Agency September 2006 - June 2009
Agent Trainee United Talent Agency March 2005 - September 2006
Development Assistant Thunder Road Pictures August 2004 - April 2005


California State University-Long Beach Film Production 2001 - 2004

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Entertainment
  • • Business Development
Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV
  • • Augmented Reality

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Social networking • Entertainment • Augmented reality • Transmedia • Emerging technologies

Key Accomplishments

Spytap Industries advised entertainment and government entities on the topics of new media, social networking, and emerging consumer technologies. S.I. has worked with a broad base of clientele including films, TV series, A-list talent, the United States Department of Defense and other Defense agencies, DARPA, and The Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism (CPWMD).

Prior to forming Spytap Industries, I was the director of content partnerships for This position involved utilizing my relationships to help bring content and creators onto Blip's platform, as well as developing relationships with other platforms and companies to expand the Blip network.

I helped create United Talent Agency's online content division, the first major talent agency division devoted exclusively to the development and monetization of online content and creators.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Strong business foundation. Product vision. Experience with content and story development. Strong entertainment and online content industry networks.

As an Advisor

I'm honest, but opinionated. I work well with people who know how to ask the questions they want answers to - specificity works wonders. I tend to dislike advertising as a business model, and prefer projects that are more revolution than evolution - but those aren't absolutes.

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Jen Rubio
They're my friends  •  Building something new. Previously Global Director of Innovation, AllSaints + Head of Social Media, Warby Parker. Forbes 30 Under 30.
Jen is, without question, one of the single most impressive human beings I've ever met. Intelligent, curious, supportive, and inspiring, she ... masters new areas within months and never stops exploring. Jen has made success a habit, mastering all opportunities before her. She would make an incredible addition to any company, as a cofounder, advisor, or mentor.